Saturday, 10 April 2010

A Glittery Mermaid

At last I've finished the mermaid painting !

We took the hardboard side panel off of the bath so that I could paint her on there. It was an odd size to paint on and would hardly fit on my easel. I did some of the painting with it across a table because the hardboard was quite thin and bendy and some of the smaller details were impossible to do with it bending to and fro!

I sprinkled some very fine glitter on the scaly parts, like the mermaid's tail and the fish and finished off with several coats of matte varnish over the whole thing.

She's not fixed back on the bath just yet, but you can get an idea of how it'll look if I turn this photo around this way up.

Thankyou to Violette for the inspiration of using glitter in the bathroom!


Julie-ann Bowden said...

What an awesome mermaid! Love the colours and the glitters.

Your bathroom must lool amazing!

Amalia K said...

...and she is gorgeous, Jessie! The colors are so YOU! Hmm, if I had a painting like that in my bathroom, I'd probably spend forever in it and the others would end up banging on the door telling me to get out quick!! :D

Jessie said...

Thanks Julie and Amalia, I've been eyeing up the grotty blank bath panel for years and sort of imagined in my head what I'd paint on there one day. I've actually got round to doing it so I'm very pleased! :o)

GreenWhisper said...

she's fantastic! :o)

Emerald Window said...

I love your mermaid painting. Being a country dweller, I prefer Undines myself (freshwater sprites), but their mermaid relatives are just as lovely.

Evangelina Prieto said...

So beautiful.

violette said...

oh she's absolutely gorgeous.........bravo to you for being so brave and for using glitter! Such fun!

Love, violette

christine grove said...

Oh wow! That's beautiful. Would love to see pics when she's secured to the bath.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! She and all the fishies are just amazing and wonderful. I hope you show us the whole bathroom when it's all up!!!

Amalia K said...

Jess, busy are you?? Well, if you have time, please come by... I have an award for you :)

Birgit said...

Hi Jessie!

I'm a friend of Cildemer.
I have just been at her Blog and decided to pay you a visit.

This is a wonderful place to stay for a while. Really cosy and interesting.
I love Mermaids! This one is absolutely marvellous.


Birgit said...

Hi Jessie!

I'm sure I've left a comment some time ago, yesterday maybe, not positive.

I would love to hear from you.
I've just created my Blog and would love us to be friends.
I too love mermaids.

alixelena2 said...

This mermaid I enjoy very much. Aside from the pretty girl-fish, I love the little bitty fishes, differently colored and sparkled.

I believe my first visit here.

Nicola said...

Oh I'm so sorry Jessie I thought I had commented on this one ages ago!!! I LOVE your mermaid and her face is so beautiful! It's so interesting to see you working in acrylic for a change, lovely work!!

Jessie said...

Thankyou for your comments, I've got lots of catching up to do and will come out to visit you soon! Sorry about the confusion with the comments not appearing, I didn't have access to a computer while was away as there were queues everywhere with people needing the internet to try to book transport home. I'll catch up as soon as I can!xx